what information have you shared on facebook?

So you thought that everything you posted on Facebook just fell off the bottom of the page and died a natural death? Wrong!  Facebook timeline has shown that all those posts and pieces of information can reveal themselves, to you and to whoever else you have granted access to through your privacy settings.

How much dirt does Facebook have on you? Well you can find out! You can download a copy of every piece of information you have shared on Facebook – your pictures, your videos, your messages, your wall – the whole lot!

what information have you shared on facebook?find out what information you have shared

  1. Click on the cog in the top right hand side of your screen (when logged into Facebook)
  2. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu
  3. Under Language you will see a link “Download a copy of you Facebook data” – click on this link

What you receive is EVERYTHING and it will be an interesting trip down memory lane (with a touch of cringe-worthiness mixed in for good measure) – when you are downloading this information Facebook do supply a warning with regards to what you do with the information which I strongly suggest you follow!

what should you do with this information?

Well Facebook is a big fan of “archiving” rather than deleting, so check your privacy settings to see who you are giving access to view your information. You CAN delete posts and messages, but this can only be done one by one. I have added my closest friends to my aptly named “close friends” lists and made this my custom setting for who can view all my posts. I can then make a decision post by post whether I want to share that information with more people.

Make sure you store your information is a secure location. Remember it is always important to take steps to protect your personal information, you never know who’s watching!

Do you want to learn more about using Facebook to promote your business (while protecting your personal information!) – get in contact with us to find out more about one-on-one mentoring sessions.